You Can't Take It With You

<i>You Can't Take It With You</i>

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Regardless of the fortunes we accumulate in life, everything stops at the grave. That’s the premise of A.D. Players’ You Can’t Take It With You. The tale, which won the Pulitzer Prize for drama and the Academy Award for best picture, is back to remind us of that age-old wisdom. “How do you want to spend your time? Is it relationships or family, or is it about collecting things you can’t take with you?” asks director Kevin Dean. In the story, Alice Sycamore’s family of lovable eccentrics could not be more different from her fiancé’s well-mannered, aristocratic parents. Plenty of fireworks ignite when both families meet, but, in the end, love conquers all. Even though we know the ending, Dean guarantees it will be worth the watch to see it unfold.

7:30 p.m. Friday. Continuing 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and May 6 and 20; 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 13 and 27; 2 p.m. Sundays. May 5 through May 28. 5420 Westheimer. For information, call 713-526-2721 or visit $19 to $68.

[Organizer's Description:]

A.D. Players presents “You Can’t Take It With You” by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. The play will run from May 5 – 28 at the George Theater. Tickets are $24; group rates available. Alice Sycamore comes from a family of lovable eccentrics, while her fiancé, Tony Kirby, comes from a long line of impeccably well-mannered but unhappy aristocrats. When Alice invites her perspective in-laws for dinner, she hopes for the best. Instead, her family behaves at its hilarious worst. The ensuing mayhem makes for the best kind of comedy--one that teaches us a few lessons in tolerance amid the laughter.


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